Pune: After beating Team India by 6 wickets in the second ODI, interim England captain Jos Buttler said after the game that stopping the Indian cricket team by 336 points was a big success for their bowlers .
Striking first, the Indian team had scored a big 336 for 6 wickets, but England scored 337 for 4 wickets in 43.3 overs to level the three-game series 1-1. Now, the deciding match will be played in Pune on March 28.
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‘Managed to stop India’
Butler said during the post-game awards ceremony: “ I think we played really well so that it can stop the Indian team at this score. Looking at the way he’s played in the last 10 overs, you can tell we managed to stop him in the middle of the overs.
Great Bairstow-Stokes partnership
Forerunners Johnny Bairstow (124 of 111 balls) and Ben Stokes (99 of 52 balls) put the game away from India’s grip by sharing 175 points for 114 wickets for the second wicket with their stormy innings. Bairstow shared a 110-race partnership with Jason Roy (55) for the first wicket.
Butler praised Bairstow-Stokes
Jos Buttler said: “ While pursuing the goal, we have had a great partnership. Our forerunners have been our strength for a long time. The way Johnny Bairstow teamed up with Ben Stokes was amazing.
Moin Ali is awesome
England captain Butler also praised spinner Moin Ali, who gave just 47 points in 10 overs, who kept the Indian batsmen under control in the middle of the overs. He said: “Moin Ali played brilliantly. With this victory, the last game will also be exciting.